Christmas Charities – Supercharge them – Delay the Day! … and then play some Bingo

Last year our guidance counselor came up to me in the hallway with a problem.  Every day a number of students pick up brown bag lunches because they don’t have enough to eat at home.  I found out that number had gone up significantly in our school and we could not meet the demand. “Could … Continue reading Christmas Charities – Supercharge them – Delay the Day! … and then play some Bingo

Tree Frogs Can’t Jump – But Australian Hairy Frogs Sure Can Roll!

It turns out that tree frogs can’t jump.  Many years ago when I was a new Leadership teacher at Yale Secondary in Abbotsford BC the class came up with a great idea for a lunch activity.  We would have a frog jumping contest in the gym.  So the promotions began.  We gave the frogs the names Rufus and Max.  We put … Continue reading Tree Frogs Can’t Jump – But Australian Hairy Frogs Sure Can Roll!

Fight the in class cell phone glow

Freedom Writers Graphic Assignment You have chosen a movie or video to show your class.  You have picked something that you are pretty sure they haven't seen and hopefully will enjoy and learn something from.  You start the movie or video and then as you look across the class you see many students embraced by … Continue reading Fight the in class cell phone glow

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield – Lesson Plan

After hearing Chris Hadfield speak at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Edmonton (CSLC 2018) I was inspired to share his children's book The Darkest Dark with my Leadership class.  It went great - below is the lesson plan and assignment we used. I began by reading the book to the class elementary school style … Continue reading The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield – Lesson Plan

Scaredy Squirrel- Leadership Role Model!!!

Our Gr. 10 Leadership students always complete an assignment based on the fantastic book Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.  Start by reading them the story elementary school style. (one time we tried showing the pages by powerpoint but reading straight from the book went way better) Be sure to give it a very dramatic reading. … Continue reading Scaredy Squirrel- Leadership Role Model!!!

Awesome McHappy Meal Activity

We had a successful lunch time activity at Centennial this week.  For the week before we advertised in the school and on Social Media that there would be free McHappy Meals in the cafeteria next Wednesday.  To further promote, on the day before we had four leadership students eating McHappy Meals in the cafeteria.  The … Continue reading Awesome McHappy Meal Activity

Red and Green Holiday Challenge

Give the Red and Green challenge a try this holiday season.  If it is too late for this year maybe file it for next year.  This idea came from a Canadian Student Leadership Conference I attended but I have no idea which one. We invited all staff and students to participate.  You come to our … Continue reading Red and Green Holiday Challenge

Make Memories – Bribe Students To Go To A Game

Last Friday we had a ton of Gr. 10 Leadership students come out to see our Jr. Girls basketball team beat Bishop Carroll 74-57.  This took some effort on their part because it was on a Friday night and not at our school.  What got them there?  I bribed them.  I offered them double points … Continue reading Make Memories – Bribe Students To Go To A Game

Feedership Conference

Centennial High School hosted our annual Feeder Leadership Conference. 150 students from Samuel Shaw School and MidSun Jr. High attended.  These are the two main schools whose students will eventually be Coyotes.  I am very proud of my class pictured above.  This was a student planned and run conference with minimal guidance from me. Why … Continue reading Feedership Conference